Coach Anil Kumble’s phone and other belongings stolen in Kanpur stadium

Coach Anil Kumble’s phone and other belongings stolen in Kanpur stadium

Anil Kumble
Indian cricket team head coach Anil Kumble. (Photo by JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Most things are going well with Team India coach Anil Kumble who has just seen success with the Test team ever since taking over as the head coach ahead of the Caribbean tour. His team has won the first Test of the series against New Zealand at the Green Park in Kanpur. But it appears that someone has a crooked eye on Kumble’s belongings.

He was among the Indian Test skippers felicitated by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) ahead of the 500th Test match. When he was called up to the stage as the Governor of Uttar Pradesh was there to present him a memento and a shawl Kumble left his mobile phone, cap and sunglasses at the place he was sitting and proceeded towards the stage. ESPNCricinfo reported that when the coach came back his belongings were nowhere to be found.

While the security personnel were present there with the governor of the state and other dignitaries along with BCCI and International Cricket Council (ICC) heavyweights in presence nobody noticed the theft.

This isn’t the first time Kumble has lost his personal belongings. Earlier when the Indian team reached West Indies, the coach realized that his kit bag was not there in the luggage at the airport. It turned out that it was lying behind at the London airport as the airline authorities didn’t move his baggage to the next flight.

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Kanpur isn’t considered one of the best venues in the country to host a Test match and doesn’t have a lot of games slated for the future. But with a high voltage game, the authorities should have been extra conscious especially while serving the team and the support staff who are the center of attraction.